Rome: A Pilgrim Guide
Michael Rear has been leading pilgrimages to Rome for decades and is well aware how exhausting, even bewildering, the Eternal City can be for the new or inexperienced visitor, especially during the tiring heat of summer. In this new guide, he pays particular attention to the practical side of any visit to Rome, supplementing his introduction to the city’s incomparable heritage (both Christian and pagan) with a wealth of useful information to help the individual pilgrim or tourist make the most of their time in the city.
Particular emphasis is given to the city’s Christian heritage, but Rome’s many other attractions – museums, art galleries, piazzas, palaces, fountains and gardens – all have their place here, along with recommendations on where to eat and stay, while outlines of history and culture put events and personalities into their wider context. Michael Rear delights in pointing out connections which might have a special resonance for visitors from Britain and from Ireland. The pilgrim’s visit is underpinned with appropriate prayers and meditations and information about church services.